Brenda K Starr
Brenda K Starr
Real Name/Full Name Brenda Joy Kaplan
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Brenda K. Starr
Birth Place: Manhattan, New York, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 15 October 1966
Age/How Old: 57 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 165 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
Weight: In Kilograms – 55Kg
In Pounds – 121 lbs
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father –Harvey Kaplan
Mother – Candy Kaye
Siblings: N/A
School: Talent Unlimited High School
College: N/A
Religion: Jewish
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Chris Pertrone
Kids/Children Name: Gianna Isabella
Profession: American singer, songwriter
Net Worth: $5 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Brenda Joy Kaplan, famously known as Brenda K. Starr is an award winning American song writer and a singer that came in to the limelight for rеlеаѕіng the hit singles “Herida”, “Por Ese Hombre”, “І Still Believe”, “Pickin’ Up Pieces”, “No Matter What”, and “What You See is What You Get” However much is not much is known about her childhood and educational background.

Well, how well do you know about Brenda K. Starr? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Brenda K. Starr’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Brenda K. Starr to date.

Biography and Early Life

 Brenda was born on 15th October in 1966 in Manhattan, New York city, to Harvey Kaplan and Candy Kaye. Her father was a member of the band Spiral Staircase and a successful organist and her mother was Puerto Rican Roman Catholic mother. She starred in a 1984 hip hop film called Beast Street. Brenda is widely known for her freestyle music in the 1980s. Brenda is originally known in R&B and pop genre music but currently she is mostly known for salsa based music.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Brenda K. Starr in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Brenda K. Starr’s age is 57 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024 having been born on 15 October 1966. Though, she is 5′ 5″ in feet and inches and 165 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 121 lbs in Pound and 55kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Hazel and hair color is Blonde.


Brenda is not very good in discussing her life with the public and therefore, when it comes to matters about her education, she says very little about it.  She tends to speak about education as just a mere mention. This is however not enough to say she is not an educated lady as she graduated from Talent Unlimited High school in New York. What we are not sure about is where she attended college after graduating from high school but we are still doing our research. Once we get any information, we will update you.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Brenda Starr is married to Chris Pertrone and together they have a daughter, Gianna Isabella who participated and qualified in the top 10 of the American Idol and also its final season on the FOX broadcast season. In 1985, Brenda K. Starr signed up with Mirage Label and released her first ever album “I Want Your Love” that was produced by Arthur Baker.

Brenda, however didn’t have any pop music success until she moved to MCA where her songs “I Still Believe “and “What You See is What You Get” hit numbers 13 and 24 respectively on the US Billboard Hot 100. In 1998, Mariah Carey recorded a cover on the song “I Still Believe” She covered the song as a tribute to her ‘mentrix ‘. Her version of the song peaked at number 4 on the Billboard 100.

Is Brenda K. Starr Lesbian?

Starr straight and is married to Chris Petrone. Starr has not showed any interest whatsoever in ladies.

Professional Career

Through a chance of meeting with Harry Belafonte in the 1980s, Starr landed a role in his hip hop film, Beat Street as a singer at an open-microphone audition. This really helped her generate attention that later led her to contracting a contract on Mirage Records through Arthur Baker. After 1991 when Mariah Carey became Colombia’s star attraction, in terms of commercial success, Starr’s career shrank after the Colombia Records dropped her.

Starr worked odd jobs to support her family for several years and even at one shopping mall in New Jersey. Brenda learned Spanish to help regenerate her career. Slowly but sure Starr started reinventing herself as a Salsa/Tropical and Latin Pop artist. After the release of her cover by Herida, originally by Myriam Hernandez, she was on the top again as the song peaked at #1 on the Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay chart and #16 on the Latin Pop Airplay.

In 2006, Brenda earned a nomination by the Billboard Latin Music Awards after her single lead song from her seventh album, Atrevete a Olvidarme, titles “Tu Eres”.

In 2013, Brenda Starr returned with a bilingual cover of ‘Yo Te Estrano Tanto” a Latin Pop song.


Brenda has won several awards and recognitions throughout her career including, the Nomination for the Latin Grammy Awards as the Best Salsa Single for “Por Ese Hombre”, in 2002, she was nominated in the Latin Grammy Awards for her album Temptation in the category of Best Salsa Single. In 1997, she was nominated as the Tropical/Salsa Female artist of the year in the Lo Nuestro Awards.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Brenda K. Starr in 2024

Brenda K Starr Net Worth
Brenda K Starr Net Worth

Being a music for almost 3 decades, Brenda K. Starr’s net worth stands at $5 million as of 2024. Her net worth is calculated from the assets she owns as well as other investments.

Some Interesting Facts You Need to Know

Brenda is famous for discovering talented singer, Mariah Carey at a young age.

Despite life’s short comings, Brenda has always remained resilient and that makes her a strong woman and a great example to many others. She has overcome most challenges and this is what has made her a successful singer in the past three decades.


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